Researchers, organizations, institutions and advocates around the world have produced a panoply of resources addressing the impacts and opportunities at the intersection of climate change and health. In addition to sharing materials developed by the Center for Climate Change & Health and PHI programs, we collect and link to here the best resources we find addressing the issue.

New Resources

  • American Medical Student Association Principles on Climate Change

    April 13, 2015

    The American Medical Student Association holds that global warming is one of the major threats to public health and health equity in our time and that all sectors of society, especially the health professional community, must be engaged in solutions to the climate crisis. In AMSA’s statement of principles on the issue it urges action both to mitigate the root causes of climate change and to address its impacts on health and well-being, and urges medical students and all health professionals to take a leadership role on the issue.

    Type Statement/Policy

    Topic Social Vulnerablility and Hazards

    Region Global

  • Climate Change, Health, and Equity: Opportunities for Action

    March 1, 2015

    Climate change and health inequities are the greatest global health threats of the 21st century. In this report, PHI’s Center for Climate Change and Health explores the many ways in which climate change, health, and equity are connected.

    Type Report

    Topic Aging Cardiovascular disease Children and youth Drought Flooding Food and nutrition Heat Island Effect Heat Wave Infectious disease Injury Mental Health Obesity/diabetes Physical activity Respiratory health Sea Level Rise Social Vulnerablility and Hazards

    Region US

  • American Thoracic Society Member Survey on Climate Change and Health

    February 26, 2015

    This report presents the results of a survey of U.S. American Thoracic Society members on questions related to global climate change. The majority of respondents indicated that they are observing adverse impacts on the health of their patients attributable to climate change.

    Type Peer-Reviewed

    Topic Respiratory health

    Region US

  • Climate Change and Health: A Framework for Action PPT

    May 14, 2014

    In 2009 The Lancet described climate change as the greatest global health threat of the 21st century, and evidence continues to build to support this. The public health sector has a critical role to play, on the front lines addressing those health impacts; giving voice to the health implications of failure to act on climate change; fostering climate resilient communities; and ensuring that strategies to address climate change protect health, reduce health inequities, and maximize health co-benefits. 

    Type PowerPoint

    Topic Drought Flooding Food and nutrition Heat Wave Sea Level Rise Sexual and reproductive health Social Vulnerablility and Hazards

    Region US